Warning, or promise, depending on your perspective: Profanity laden rant ahead. Also, possible trigger warning for rape.
Here it is, two days after Thanksgiving. The holiday season has officially begun, and with that, the season of holiday parties and eating. At the same time, we will hear people cursing their own appearance. “I feel fat.” “Ugh – so fat!” “I ate so much!” Blah blah fishcakes.
Is it especially true among mothers? Maybe not, but the effects can be quite far reaching, because the kids pick up on it.
For so many people, this is a national day of shopping. For Native Americans, the day after Thanksgiving is a time of betrayal and genocide. Here, and Here, and there’s a lot of information about the original tribe, the Wampanoag and what they did for the settlers here
In doing my research for this week by seeking Native American voices, I found several sources that pointed me in the right direction.
TW : Racism against Native Americans
TW: Racism against Native Americans
This year and this week, as Thanksgiving is featured so prominently in the minds of people in and from the United States, I am thinking more about the Native communities who are depicted in the original Thanksgiving myth and their descendants of today.